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  •  That's an excellent point and gets to the crux of (2+ / 0-)
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    shpilk, se portland

    the problem.

    Ther ARE laws on the books covering contractors in Iraq. The Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) and the PATRIOT Act both give the legal authority to investigate, charge and prosecute offenders.

    The PROBLEM is that the Bush Administration has NOT enforced those laws.

    I mean, in the end this is what we have to keep in mind... these companies are not the bad guys - they aren't the good guys either - they are what ourr government uses them for and that has to be understood because at the end of the day it has nothing to with Blackwater or Titan or MPRI or whomever - it has to do with the client (the USG) and how they effect oversight, procurement methods and intent because that is who's orders and consent these contractors operate under.

    "We now know many things.... most of which, we already knew." - dash888

    by Tirge Caps on Sun Jun 10, 2007 at 10:37:39 AM PDT

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